Alibaba to take aim at Michigan agriculture with first event in Detroit

Alibaba to take aim at Michigan agriculture

Alibaba to take aim at Michigan agriculture
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China’s largest e-commerce company, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., will host an event in Detroit this summer to lure Michigan agriculture firms to export to China, according to a source with knowledge of the matter who requested anonymity.

The procurement event, the first in the state for Alibaba, will take place at Cobo Center in late June, the conference center confirmed, though specific dates are not confirmed.

Michigan’s small- and medium-size food producers will hear pitches from Alibaba on how its e-commerce platforms could open up the Chinese market for Michigan, the source said. Jack Ma, Alibaba’s founder and one of China’s wealthiest people, is expected to attend………


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